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Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that promotes best-practice responsible tourism in Africa, assisting tourism operations to achieve greater sustainability through membership of FTT. Fair Trade Tourism accreditation is a stamp that a certain number of lodges in South Africa display with pride, and Exclusive Getaways recommends these lodges with complete confidence.

If you’re looking for a getaway that is far from run-of-the-mill – a place that will really inspire and enchant you, stay at one of the utopian places recommended here by Exclusive Getaways. Treasured locations well off the beaten track; nature uncontaminated and at its best; trendy, must-stay lodges; sensory indulgences and activities to remember … Continue reading “Paradise Found: 6 Perfect Places in South Africa To Visit At Least Once in a Lifetime”

If you love wildlife and you enjoy being active outdoors – and you’re not opposed to a good dash of luxury, choose White Elephant Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal’s Pongola Game Reserve. It will give you a unique, wonderfully varied and action-packed wilderness experience, with far more than the usual twice-daily safari drives, to keep you … Continue reading “Your Action Safari in Pongola: Activity Lineup at White Elephant Safari Lodge”

Walking is one of the best ways of getting close to nature in the Western Cape. If walking is high on your agenda and you also enjoy quality leisure time, book yourself a luxury getaway in Western Cape where scenic walks and trails are par for the course.

Going on an African safari is, for many, a dream holiday and bucket list priority. Private safari lodges in South Africa offers wilderness adventures with supreme wildlife viewing mixed in with luxurious leisure in locations that most people would give anything to visit. Exclusive Getaways books custom-made safaris in South and Southern Africa and has … Continue reading “Tips for First-Time Safari Guests in South Africa”

If you are one of those people who enjoys having a pet (or two) in the house, even whilst on holiday, then you may like to consider these luxury hotels and lodges in South Africa with special pets on site.

Special offers generally have a short shelf-life, and if you don’t snap them up right away before their sell-by date, you miss out. But here are some great long-life safari specials, many of which run throughout the year.

Visit Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in Cederberg South and be enchanted by the gigantic rock formations for which the Cederberg Mountains are famous. This is a wonderworld of nature. A dramatic landscape will cast its spell on you and reveal a multitude a wonders. Weathered rocks of sandstone stand as monuments to time. Wild animals … Continue reading “4 Days in the Life of… Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve”

The season of whales is here! Whale season in the Western Cape is from June through to November. Exclusive Getaways recommends some great getaways for whale watching this season. Get your fair share of the annual whale migration miracle: when the oceans of the Western Cape offer hospitality to Southern Right, Humpback and Brydes whales. Book … Continue reading “Top Whale-Watching Getaways in Western Cape: Where to Grab One This Season”

Wilderness has great potential to heal, refresh and awaken. Here, Exclusive Getaways recommends three phenomenal safaris for the soul in South Africa – experiences that reach deeply into the inner being, by offering mind-body practices in addition to wilderness activities, and by being rooted in the intention to provide rest and rejuvenation for the spirit. … Continue reading “3 Supreme Safaris for the Soul in South Africa”